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Help! 11 yr. old girl is upset her mother is traveling along w/her sister & their mother w/very sick terminal child to Disneyworld for X-...
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A common problem with caring for the elderly is a torn fingernail. I would think this would be a no-brainer, but a visiting nurse recentl...
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A nursing home I visit started a spring "planting program" which went over very well. The residents were provided with small plastic flow...
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One of my pals that I help out is an 81 year old woman who can hardly walk. Let's call her Samantha, an African-American. She was homeles...
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It's been nine months since I cared for my father. It seems like yesterday sometimes....and other times it seems like forever. The first ...
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Hello Fellow Caregivers, Recent discussions have left me wondering what you see as your largest challenge. Being a 24/7 Caregiver in i...
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I am going to get a lot of flak on this, but I have hired aides (and fired thirty-eight of them over a four year people before finding pe...
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I have a question but also I must elaborate on the circumstances present in this post. I live in the state of Wisconsin and recently we h...
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My husband had two severe bouts with rheumatic fever as a child. He is 68 years old and has recently been diagnosed with probable ALS. ...
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My 83 year old mother was recently diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis.Already had ascites drained several times.She is on sirolactone...
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Any comments on the pro's and con's of state appointed guardianship? An update: my mom accused us of all kinds of horrid things on 1 D...
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In a disaster cell lines become overloaded, as can landlines. Another good reason to evacuate. It is best to have both. Get a strap for ...
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There is a small non-profit hobby website that you can find if you search "wheelchair engineers". They don't sell anything, but provide i...
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This is a bit difficult to describe so please bear with me. My mother has some personality issues, has always been controlling, manipulat...
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There are a few things to consider when visiting a severely debilitated friend or relative in a nursing home. (1) Make hand to shoulde...
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I have been involved in teaching the computer to disabled and elderly seniors. Computers are available in many nursing homes but the st...
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Both Medicaid and Medicare patients are entitled to physical therapy. Medicaid limits this to 25 visits per year. Medicare has a $155 de...
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The problem of incontinence.
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Is it ok for a Mentally Handicapped man in his 20s to wear shorts during the summer, if he is not potty trained? Melvin
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Why do I suddenly see prisms which come suddenly and go suddenly
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